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's wonderful. >> reporter: there will be plenty to entertain the early birds including kelly clarkson, alicia keys and james taylor to name a few. back to you. >> star studded event indeed. >> reporter: there are far fewer people expected for this inauguration than the last one, but that does not mean that metro is standing down. the agency says it's learned from 2009 they'll be doing some things a little differently this time. >> i will perform the duties of a special deputy united states harsh. >> reporter: for starters 150 officers from 15 law enforcement agencies have been deputized to help out metro transit police, officers from as far away as the bay area and seattle washington tasked with a big job. >> moving crowds is the whole focus for metro, making sure people move safely from point a to point b, visitors coming in for the first time, ensure they have a safe and pleasant trip on the metro. >> reporter: metro wants to avoid what happened in the 2009 inauguration when long lines of cars spilled out onto streets and highways trying to get into suburban metro parking lots because me
>> >> everybody is talking about those performances. you can see beyonce, kelly clarkson gabor. >> from president obama to kelly clarkson to beyonce and have permanent chills. i think bill clinton was a fan. >> they put together their own twitter handle. a lot of pictures they were taking from today. we see this one here. an audience member takes a moment to enjoy the day. this man handing out flags. oslo lot of volunteers out there. people are looking back in time. here's this date in history january 21st 1905. the inauguration day. the inauguration of teddy roosevelt. >> kinds of interesting stuff on here. people had some really interesting things to say about it to say the least. finally the one thing i know you want to know about michelle obama and her fashion today. i have this written down because >> apparently it is a tom brown coat. she also wore a tall brown dress. hyerher belt is from j. crew. i'm sure it is already sold out. i know they put up extra cell towers, it seems like they did not have a problem. >> we were talking earlier about the crowds may be being smaller than last ti
>> reporter: filling the air what patriotism, kelly clarkson and beyonce. ♪ the brave there was a poem and prayers. as he left the west front of the capitol, a nostalgic turned back toward the lincoln memorial. >> i want to take a look out one more time. >> now there were shades of the campaign that the president winning out, success can't mean that a few people are making it and a growing number are barely scratching by. the president acknowledging that bipartisan -- or the lack of bipartisanship here in washington but noted that everyone needs to work together for the good of the country. john? >> dan, that moment at the end of your piece where the president turned around and looked, that was astounding. 23 seconds he stood there and he gazed out at the national mall to let it sink in. it must have been an extraordinary day for him. what does today hold for him after that full night of dancing he had? >> reporter: he heads to the national cathedral. the day after inauguration, the presidents always get a chance to go sit down at an interfaith service, a prayer and prayers are given n
of the moments, kelly clarkson singing my country tist of thee. ♪ my country 'tis of thee land where my fathers died ♪ ♪ land of the pilgrims pride ♪ from every mountainside let freedom ring ♪ ♪ and ring from all the trees ♪ sweet freedom's song ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> i can't do that. >> kelly clarkson earlier today. just one of the many performers, including beyonce and of course james taylor, who we heard from earlier. piers. >> pretty amazing that someone can come off a reality show like "american idol" and perform an inauguration sayceremony. i hear from some people that the greatest star-spangled banner comes from whitney houston. i'm not so sure. i think beyonce today was about as good as you could get. let's bring in two musical experts, or every anchorman's nightmare because no one can tell who they are. julian castro and lucky castro. he wore his pin, so we know who is who. welcome to you both. let me start with you, if i may, julio. to all of the viewers saying, can i turn the noise down? no, i can't. that's the way it's going to be all night. it's a party. we're celebrating.
to get back to the talent and find another phillip if i lips, kelly clarkson. that's what eye -- phillips, kelly clarkson. that's what idol is all about. >> the news keeps coming, brian bolter with the news edge at 11:00. >>> winter weather hits the southern states but stops short of the d.c. area. we're still facing cold and windy weather. the snow hits north carolina, parts of southern virginia. looks like we're in the clear here. we'll start off with sue palka in the weather center. >> it's almost over for just ut
that the marine corps band has been the start of our coverage as opposed to beyonce, kelly clarkson and james taylor. we're going to hear from them as well but you're right, the marine corps band goes back to 1790s, back to the time of george washington. part of the official sort of vibe that we're going to hear this morning. we're at 7th and madison, about seven blocks from the reviewing stand, from the area where president obama and the dignitaries are -- 1500 dignitaries will be seated around president obama. what they've done is because of security, they've pushed the median -- a lot of folks are further back. they divide the mall into sections. it requires a certain level of security to get up close. a little less security to be further back where we are. based on the crowds that we're seeing and we should keep in mind it is about 40, 42 degrees, not a bad day here in washington. we're probably expecting about 800,000 or 900,000 people. it will not be jammed the way it was for four years ago for president obama's inaugural when there were about 1.8 million. i can tell you having been dow
ceremonies, will take place monday and will include performances by beyonce, james taylor, and kelly clarkson. >> it's going to be a show. and crews are still putting together the preparations for monday's inauguration. we have team coverage starting with tom sherwood who's at the national mall. tom, we don't get to see you on many saturdays. this must be something special. >> reporter: no, i usually have something else to do on saturday, but this is pretty cool down here. this is the largest tent behind me over here ever erected on the national mall. it's for the national day of service. about 100 different organizations are represented here today. they range from local to national and community groups. also here are military and veterans groups, economic development, education, health care, you name it. it's all part of the national day of service for the obama inaugural. something is going on in all 50 states. this big tent opens at 9:30 to the public. you can come down and see all of these exhibits. there's plenty of room for everybody here at the mall at 12th street. we talked to a coupl
. beyonce, kelly clarkson, james taylor set to perform this afternoon and evening. >> what a great lineup. this is a busy day for catering. the kitchen staff will be serving at a number of private parties tonight. they also plan to have menu items for crowds out on the national mall during the day. >> after today's public swearing in ceremony and speech, the president will have a traditional inaugural luncheon. >> an elaborate menu. the first course features a steamed lobster with new england clam chowder sauce. it's hickory grilled bison with red potato horseradish cake and hudson valley apple pie with cream cheese. my stomach is growling. >> after the parade, you need that. >>> the luncheon will feature beautiful handwritten invitations and place cards thanks to a silver spring woman. >> sammie little is the official cal igraefr. she does every invitation to make sure it's perfect for the occasi occasion. >> it's kbiet quite an honor an momentous time to be a little tiny part of history and to see all the historical things coming together for each luncheon. >> little first started worki
the president, the music, poetry and pageantry of the day, beginning with kelly clarkson. let freedom ring >> then poet richard blanco. >> the "i have a dream" we all keep dreaming. >> and beyonce. ♪ and the home of the brave ♪ the brave >> and when it was over, the president paused as if to take it in one last time. then it was back to business, a signing ceremony making cabinet nominations official. senator reid was given the pen from the president's pocket. >> that's yours. >> followed by a congressional luncheon in the capitol's statuary hall. lobster and bison and apple pie and talk of getting along. >> if you don't like the food, you can't blame it on one party or the other. >> thank you, everybody. god bless you. and god bless america. >> after that, a moment to review the passing troops on the capitol steps. then, into the motorcade and the whole caravan headed back to the white house with a lot of folks waiting to see them along the way. today's inaugural parade extended a tradition that started with george washington himself. it included a more recent tradition in our modern
, julie. the biggest party in america kicks off this week, from beyonce to kelly clarkson, celebrities are flocking to the district. while president obama's second inauguration will be slightly smaller than his first, the tickets for the event are the hottest in town. we turn to senior editor at capital file magazine. tony and i were saying, you have the best gig in town, especially now. >> i do. it's a great, great time. we're excited to see all the things happening in the city. we're really on display, the nation's capital. time to go. time to party. >> what is the headline here? we've been saying it's not going to be as grand as it was. the official ball, or the balls the president and the first lady are expected to go to, much smaller. like two this year. >> two. but they will have quite a few people. armed service members will be at one of them, and there will be more than 30,000 people at another one. >> wow. >> they're not very small gigs. however, there are a few things happening around town. tickets for those two sold out early for the public. there are great things happening.
doing, how are we doing, this is -- >> chuck humiditier is now introducing kelly clarkson, the first winner much the "american idol". >> i think she'll be singing the national anthem. beyonce is doing the national anthem. ♪ ♪ my country tis of thee sweet land of liberty ♪ of thee i sing ♪ land where my father died, land of the pilgrim's pride ♪ from every mountain top ♪ let freedom ring ♪ ♪ my father's god to thee ♪ author of liberty ♪ to thee we sing ♪ long may our land be bright ♪ with freedom's holy light ♪ protect us by thy might ♪ great god our king ♪ >> grammy award winner, 0 years old, kelly clarkson. "my country tis of thee" you don't usually get to hear all three versions. >> i had chance to talk to him, very down to earth, pleasant young man who lives in now the small town of bethel, maine he said conceived in cuba. quick soon came to miami. first latino, first gay poet and youngest ever of the five poets who have read their work at the presidential inauguration. >> followed robert frost, maya angelo. >> mr. president, mr. vice president,
trial offer. ♪ our father god to thee ♪ author of liberty ♪ to thee we sing. >> shepard: kelly clarkson's music today. one the president wants cabinet did not attended cabinet for secretary purposes as always. it was eric then -- he was in a secure location in case of a catastrophe there would be somebody to run the country that dates back to the cold war when there were fears of a nuclear attack. i'm shepard smith. and this is "the fox report." it's the bottom of the hour. time for the top of the news. live from washington tonight. the fight against al qaeda and militant islam in africa. one of the many foreign policy challenges for the commander and chief's second term. the state department today confirmed that last week's hostage standoff at a gas plant in algeria did kill three americans: according to the prime minister. two canadians and team of explosive experts who had planned to blow up the place. the prime minister also said the military operation to free those hostage resulted in the deaths of dozens of prisoners. you will recall last week the militants stormed the facility n
swearing in ceremony is at 11:30 tomorrow. there will be plenty to entertain the early birds. kelly clarkson, alicia keys, james taylor, the list is long, but the star of the show, of course, president barack obama. >> thank you, audrey. >>> as you mentioned, the crowds will be smaller tomorrow, but you can expect tight security for president obama's second inauguration. thousands of out of town police officers have been sworn in to help d.c.'s regular contingent of law enforcement. fox 5's karen gray houston has that part of the story. >> i will perform the duties of a special deputy -- >> reporter: a u.s. marshal deputized 150 law enforcement officers from around the country at a special swearing in ceremony to help out metro transit police. >> we could not do it without you. we know the history of the last inauguration and what a visiting officer from houston did to save the life of a 59- year-old lady. >> reporter: the officers received last minute training on the campus of the university of maryland university college. they also got special presidential inaugural badges. you
, there will be plenty of star power at this morning's events. beyonce will be performing the national anthem. kelly clarkson will sing after president obama gives the address. and james taylor will perform after vice president takes the oath of office. that's a little different from the last time around when they were 10 balls. set to make appearances at those balls, mark anthony, nick cannon, smoky robinson and last night hours after being sworn in for a second time, the president and vice president celebrated for a reception in dc. the president thanked many donors for his support and talked about the future. >> a lot of stars from the entertainment world descend on washington for big events like this. the inauguration and also the festivities that surround the inauguration and our next guest has been in party mode all weekend joins us now with the details. brendan is the senior contributor. you know this is your second appearance with us and we appreciate you sticking around. >> absolutely. >> and talking about all of the festivities. so i think we ended it last time with what happens after the
as celebrities are rolling into town. beyonce and jay-z, katy perry, and kelly clarkson are just a few that are coming to take part in the inauguration. beyonce, clarkson, and taylor are all slated to perform monday at the capitol. >> and alicia keys will be performing at all balls. >>> there will be two noticeable absences. george h.w. bush and george w. bush will not be attending. george h.w. bush was recently released from the hospital, recovering from bronchitis. >>> inauguration weekend means thou thousands of visitors and millions of dollars for the city when it comes to hotels and restaurants. all the extra people means there's a lot of preparation under way. here's more. >> i think it's still a lot of people that are attending. >> reporter: donna joiner and her mom wait to eat at old abbott grill just weeks from the white house and on the parade route. >> it is very historical, but i think the numbers are not as strong as they were the first time around. >> reporter: officials are expecting fewer than 800,000 people. nearly 2 million attended president obama's first inauguratio
] also beyonce will be performing and james taylor and kelly clarkson. megyn: i'd like to take that back. you can start from scratch. but can you get through the rest of the day without either of these two words? the phrase makings once way -- making one's way. [talking over each other] >> okay, your guide, john roberts, he is going to make his way. >> the notecards are there. chief justice roberts loved the oath, and i thought that was interesting. here come the daughters, sasha and malia. looking spectacular in their coats. >> yesterday his youngesty his t daughter said daddy, you did not mess up. [laughter] >> the president obama started the morning with a little prayer service, interface from all kinds of spiritual leaders, reverend lyons sat down with chris wallace in recent days and gave a little bit of a sermon and talked about how in recent days he thinks the president has been almost pastor in chief dealing with tragedies such as the one in newtown, connecticut. trying to bring communities together their and president has an opportunity today to try to bring the country together
, kelly clarkson, accompanied by the united states marine band. ♪ . ♪ my country tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee i sing ♪. ♪ land where my fathers died! land of the pilgrim's pride! from every mountainside, let freedom ring ♪. ♪ . ♪. ♪ . ♪ . [cheers and applause] shepard: for the president, kelly clarkson, ahead of the rescitation of the poem for the day. richard blanco, the first latino, the youngest at 44, the first openly gay man to be a presidential inaugural poet. >> we have our next guest is the poet richard blanco, which he will share words for us he has composed for this occasion. [applause] >> mr. president, mr. vice president, america, one today. one sun rose on us today, kindled over our shores, peeking over the smokies, greeting the faces of the great lakes, spreading a simple truth across the great plains, then charging across the rockies. one light waking up rooftops, under each one a story, told by our silent gestures moving across windows. my faith, your face, millions of faces in morning's mirrors, each one yawning to life, crescendoing into our
second inaugural address. following that, kelly clarkson will be singing "my country 'tis of thee." and these are the supreme court justices being led in, led by chief justice of the united states john roberts jr. who delivered the oath in 2009. here is the first lady as she is coming in to the capitol. as we mentioned earlier, she's wearig a dress and a coat by the american designer thom browne. navy blue we are told. there's justice sotomayor. nominated to the supreme court by president obama. she will deliver the oath of office to the vice president. justice elena kagan following her. the nine justices of the supreme court, filing in to take their seats. jan, you are inside the capitol, as we see the vice president coming in. tell us what we're seeing now. >> well, scott, right now we are getting this -- the supreme court justices walking out. i want to make the point that one of the things that -- and we talk about the president's term and what he can accomplish in his next term in office. the supreme court is something that could have an enormous impact on this country becaus
. ( cheers and applause ) >> ifill: following the president's remarks, pop star kelly clarkson, the first winner of "american idol," performed "my country 'tis of thee." ♪ with freedom's holy light protect us by thy might ♪ ♪ great god and king >> ifill: in another of the day's first cuban-american poet richard blanco became the youngest inaugural poet ever and the first hispanic or openly gay person to recite a poem at the ceremony. in one passage he paid tribute to the victims of last month's elementary school shooting in newtown, connecticut. >> all of us, as vital as the one light we move through, the same light on blackboards with lessons for the day, equations to solve, history to question or atoms imagined, the "i have a dream" we all keep dreaming or the impossible vocabulary of sorrow that won't explain the empty desk of 20 children marked absent today and forever. >> ifill: a rev. of st. john's episcopal church where the first family worshipped this morning gave the been diction >> we pray for your blessing because without it, we will see only what the eye can see. but wit
performance by kellie clarkson -- there will be a musical performance by kelly clarkson. finally, beyonce will close the ceremony with the national anthem. for lunch. we will be able to show you the toast their lives. -- there live. the next call comes from david on our republican line. caller: the morning. i wanted to thank you for taking my call. i believe that this is a very sad day. the mayor, i knew, the america one i do not know if she can ever come back. host: why? caller: i grew up with work ethic. you work hard to get what you want. the government was your ally, not adversaries. it seems to me it is tax and spend. let's not talk about the deficit. let's talk about gun control. these priorities are skewed. host: that was stated in the bronx, new york. we want to show you a video of harry -- talking about presidential artifacts. >> part of it is just about the enthusiasm. are meant to be days of national celebration and national unity. they are not always that way, but they are souvenirs' that .eople may create in the days of george washington, there were bronze buttons and pendant
the "usa today." james taylor is performing today. kelly clarkson will be singing "my country tis of thee." and beyonce singing "the star spangled banner." >> it has to be an honor to be selected by the president to sing. thinking about james taylor it was interesting to note if it would have gone differently, he would have been senator taylor. >> he said the right thing. i should do what i love and do what i do best. >> when real estate people talk about location location blair house has it all. margaret brennan is there to show us what's inside. margaret good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. blair house is about location location, location. it's the president's guest house. it's where heads of state come to stay where they come to the capitol. it's also where incoming presidents live until inauguration day. reporters rarely get a look inside, but the chief of protocol took us on a tour. >> welcome to the blair house, the president's guest house. >> this is gorgeous. >> reporter: built in 1824 blair house is named for its one-time owner, francis blair, an a
. >> not on a day like this. >> james taylor, kelly clarkson will be performing in the celebration. and following a luncheon, the inaugural parade down pennsylvania avenue will kick off today at 2:30 this afternoon. what the president will be facing the next four years, coming up. >>> a lot of people are curious, of course, to see what the first lady will be wearing again today. already she's made a big change, her new bangs getting a lot of attention as well. the president has finally weighed in on that new do. we'll tell you what he thinks about it. he's a smart man. >> yeah, come on. really? like he might say something bad? i don't think so. >>> on a different note, football fans in this area have another reason to be really excited this morning. baltimore ravens headed to the super bowl to take on the san francisco 49ers. head coaches brothers, john and jim harbaugh, going at each other. first for that as well. >> you just made a lot of friends. >> craters. >> they are calling it the har-bowl, coming up. chief white house correspondent is chuck todd, at the white house. good morning to you. >
. >> at this time, please join me in welcoming award-winning artist kelly clarkson, accompanied by the united states marine band. ♪ ♪ ♪ my country 'tis of thee ♪ sweet land of liberty of thee i sing ♪ ♪ land where my fathers died land of the pilgrims' pride from every mountainside let freedom ring ♪ ♪ let music celebrate and ring from all the trees these freedoms song ♪ ♪ land that comes awake ♪ let silence break ♪ the sound prolong ♪ our fathers guide to fhee ♪ of liberty to thee we sing ♪ long may our land be bright with freedom's holy light ♪ ♪ protect us by thy might great god, our king ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> another wow moment there, diane, kelly clarkson. >> our next distinguished guest is the poet, richard blanco, who will share with us words he has composed for this occasion. >> mr. president, mr. vice president, america, one today, one sun rose on us today, kindles over our shores, peeking over the smoky, greeting the faces of the great lakes, spreading a simple truth across the great plains and charging across the rockies. one light waking up rooft
from during the democratic national convention and kelly clarkson will be performing. then at the inaugural ball, alicia keys, your other former girlfriend, rob. and then also you'll be hearing from other acts like brad paisley. >> brandi, i was there four years ago and there was just so many people, and security was really tight. tell us more about the security there now, is there a serious threat in d.c.? >> reporter: well, we asked officials and they told abc news, there's no specific credible threat. but they're not taking any chances. along with the security you just saw, they're going to have snipers surrounding the area, shutting down areas of both rivers in the region. they have a lot of satellites honed in on the national mall just in case something happens. when you hear about recent incidents in algeria and just the amped up attention of gun control in this country, they just want to have an extra presence here. >> thanks, brandi. all taking place on mlk day, which speaks for itself. and our coverage of the inaugural continues later this half hour as michel
. hollywood a listers descend. beyonce, kelly clarkson and james taylor. they have key rolls. >> yes, they do. mark anthony, nick cannon and the smoky robinson. >> they began arriving over the weekend. many of them took part in the kid's inauguration concert. usher, katy perry and cast members from the show glee. also military families, dc public school students and the first daughters. >> that must have been quite the event. that's cool. joining us now to talk a little bit about hollywood is brendan, senior contributor. i have the good fortune to talk to you last week. >> it's good to be back. >> it's not exciting day. for those who are interested in the celebrities who is in town and that kind of thing, tell us about what people need to know. >> there's been a lot of people who have came into town to kick off the festivities. the president called for a national day of service. you had a lot of people coming in including former first daughter chelsea clinton. and she had star jones come in. bow biden. and how can we serve when it comes to faith, the environment and health. and everyone had a
and 20 minutes left. >> brian: and i believe in us. also we have kelly clarkson to look forward to, as well as james taylor. go on twitter and tell us who you like better. >> steve: lady gaga will be at the ball for tomorrow. >> gretchen: i'm scared to know what she's going to wear. >> brian: despite predictions for lower turnout compared to the first inauguration u still got a huge crowd going to capitol hill this morning. there to witness all this is a guy we call todd starnes. he is live in washington. hey, todd. >> good morning, brian. you know, one of the big things here at the inauguration are the souvenirs. and for the past couple of days, i've been walking the streets of washington, d.c. not looking for traditional souvenirs burks looking for the most unusual and the most bizarre presidential souvenir. here is what i found. >> one stop shopping. >> the nation's capitol has been turned into a giant wal-mart for democrats. instead of that yellow smiley face, vendors are hawking president obama's face. >> we got him and his wife. we got them with obama and biden we got to let
in welcoming award winning artist kelly clarkson, accompanied by the united states marine band. ♪ ♪ my country 'tis of thee ♪ sweet land of liberty of thee i sing ♪ ♪ land where my fathers died land of the pilgrims' pride from every mountainside let freedom ring ♪ ♪ let music swell and ring from all the trees ♪ ♪ sweet freedom song ♪ let mortals towns away l ♪ ♪ my fathers got to be author of liberty ♪ ♪ to thee we sing ♪ let the land be bright with freedom's holy light ♪ ♪ protect us and above praise god our king ♪ >> wow. our next distinguished guest is the poet who is sharing with us words he has composed for this occasion. >> mr. president, mr. vice president, america, one today. peeking over the smokies, greeting the faces of the great lakes, spreading a simple truth across the great plains and charging across the rockies. one light waking up roof tops, under each one a story told by our silent gestures moving across windows. my face, your face, millions of faces and morning's mirrors, each one yawning to life crescendoing into our day. the pencil yellow sc
. beyonce will be performing, singing the national anthem. kelly clarkson will be singing as well as james taylor. let's a lot to look forward today, a day of pomp and pageantry, parades. it is going to be a moving, historic day. the fourth time that president barack obama has taken the oath of office. two the first time because the mistake made by chief justice john roberts. he also took the official oath of office yesterday. that was in a private ceremony, which we broadcast from the white house. let's check in with soledad o'brien. we've got correspondents stationed all over the national mall, all over the parade route, to give you a complete look at what is going to be happening today. stay with us throughout the day. soledad, what are you seeing? how crowded is it getting where you are? >> anderson, i have to tell you it's starting to get crowded because i have one of the best seats in the house except i don't really have a seat. i'm here with folks who have these coveted blue tickets. look at that and weep because they get to be in some of the most amazing seats. these are folks who
family bible which has been provided for this ceremony by the king family. kelly clarkson will sing "my country t inch s of thee" and there will be a poem read. we are excited that richard bla nmp co will be -- blanco will be joining us. reverend louis leon will be overseeing the traditional st. john's service that kicks off the president's day on mopped and will be offering the prayer and beyonce will be singing the national anthem. these historic bibles, and they are symbolic bibles as we head into the 150th anniversary of the emancipation proclamation and with that, i would like to hand it over to our partners and talk about the inaugural parade, which will take place after the lunch that matt discussed. >> thank you. i'm colonel michelle roberts. and our task force has the responsibility for planning and coordinating all of the military ceremonial support for the inaugural activities. once the luncheon is complete, the president and the first lady, the vice president and the second lady will be escorted out to the east front of the capitol, where they will be greeted by the commande
for this ceremony by the king family. excuse me. kelly clarkson will then sing "my country 'tis of thee" before richard blanco reads an original poem written just specifically for this occasion. we're very excited that richard blanco will be joining us. he is the youngest-ever inaugural poet, the first hgbt -- lgbt inaugural poet. reverend louis leon will be overseeing the traditional st. johns service that kicks off the president's day will be offering the benediction, and the ceremony will end with beyonce singing the national anthem. one quick thing on the bibles. obviously, these are very, very historic bibles and very symbolic bibles as we head into the 150th anniversary of the emancipation proclamation and the 50th anniversary of the march on washington in 1963. with that, i'd like to hand it over to our partners at jtf to talk about the inaugural parade which will take place after the lunch that matt discussed. ma'am? >> thank you. as they said, i'm colonel michelle roberts from joint task force national capitol region, and our task force has responsibility for planning and coordinating
was impressed overall, especially with kelly clarkson and the beyonce. they were impressive with their music. i listened to them sparingly no when they have a couple of hits. i wish to put up more patriotic songs. -- i wish they put out more patriotic songs. it is gentle to the years. it really made an impact. far as their song. host: think you very much. there is the republican leader of the united states senator. prior to that we saw senator john kerry, likely next secretary of state. a comment on twitter the rights i think the inauguration should be a national holiday every four years, regardless of affiliation everyone should watch it. there is justice scalia of the supreme court. watching as an arlington, texas. an independent there. caller: i am here. i just wanted to call and say that i do appreciate c-span. i appreciate the statements obama made. it was very important. also, it was good to see president carter again. also good to see president bill clinton. i just want to say we're praying for you, god bless you and we do appreciate you. >> bipartisan moment with justice scalia talking
was not quite impressed. i am not much of a fan of pop music per se, but the singing that kelly clarkson did at the swearing-in was incredible. she actually gave me chills. it was extremely well organized. i was really impressed with it overall. i wish the present -- president the absolute best. >> we will continue to take your calls for a couple of minutes. on the right, the d.c. convention center. one of two balls happening inside their. the president is about five minutes from coming on stage. we will also see a dance from vice president biden and jill biden. also trying to get a couple of for you -- of tweets for you. we appreciate the tweets. we will try to get to as many as they can. it is slowing down the system just a little bit. we will rebuild from the get a chance. yuri, pennsylvania -- eerie, pennsylvania. >> good evening. i wanted to say how great the inaugural events for today. it was wonderful to watch. i thought president obama did a great job of speaking. my daughter just moved to washington in august. she went to her first inaugural and it took hours for her to get into a p
've got beyonce, kelly clarkson, james taylor, group of 200 students from a christian university in cleveland, tennessee. it was last october when lee university's president received a telephone call from senator lamar alexander, inviting the school's festival choir to perform at the inauguration. >> he didn't say, you might need -- you might need 24 hours to think this over before you answer me, i said, senator, i don't need 24 hours, the anticipate-- answer is yes, of course we'll provide a choir. ♪ faith is a central component to the lee university story. billy graham avenue runs right through the heart of the campus. >> our core values are christ centered excellence and by that, we mean that we believe in doing all things well and the motivating reasons for everything we do is our commitment to jesus christ. >> and on inauguration day, that faith will flavor their music. >> the music was an exciting experience, but a little challenging as well. we want to represent a lot of things as we sing. first of all, the excellence that we put forth in school music, but also, represen
. kelly clarkson will then sing "my country 'tis of thee." we're very excited that richard blanco will be joining us. he is the youngest-ever inaugural poet, the first lgbt inaugural poet and the first latino inaugural poet. reverend louis leon of st. johns church here in lafayette park will also be overseeing the traditional service that kicks off the president's day on monday, will be offering the benediction, and the ceremony will end with beyonce singing the national anthem. a quick thing on the bibles. obviously, these are very, very historic bibles, and these are very symbolic bibles as we head into the 150th anniversary of the emancipation problem proclan and the 50th anniversary of the march on washington in 1963. with that, i'd like to hand it over to our partners at jtf to talk a little bit about the inaugural parade which will take place after the lunch that matt discussed. ma'am? >> thank you. as they said, i'm colonel michelle roberts from the national capital region, and our task force has the responsibility for planning and coordinating all of the military ceremonia
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